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Re: 1812 Recruiting Sergeant

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  • roy winders
    Hi Norm, you worry too much, if  the prospective recruit is able bodied, just send him over to the Indian Dept. yrs. happy to help. ... From: Norm Paul
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      Hi Norm,
      you worry too much, if  the prospective recruit is able bodied, just send him over
      to the Indian Dept.
      yrs. happy to help.

      --- On Wed, 6/2/10, Norm Paul <nwpaul@...> wrote:


      From: Norm Paul <nwpaul@...>
      Subject: Re: 1812 Recruiting Sergeant
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Received: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 3:42 PM


       



      Thank you, Ron

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: ronaldjdale@...
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 11:43 AM
      Subject: Re: 1812 Recruiting Sergeant

      Hello Normand,

      Since every man in Upper Canada between the ages of 16 and 60 had to be enrolled in the militia, I am assuming that you are talking about recruiting sedentary militia to volunteer for the flank company of the Norfolk Militia. This would not involve the same process as recruiting in the British Isles for Regular Army recruits. I suspect that it would be a quite talk by one of influencial local Norfolk Militia officers, possibly to a young man after Church on Sunday, with a suggestion that he volunteer for active service with the flank company. No sergeant crying the town with a recruiting ribbons, drummers, etc.

      On the other hand if you are planning to represent a recruiting sergeant from a regimental depot in England or Ireland trying to entice young lads to join up, this is a different matter>

      Which is it? Your answer will dictate what information you need on pay, issue of uniforms and arms, etc.

      Ron Dale

      -----Original Message-----
      From: npaul43 <nwpaul@...>
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, Jun 2, 2010 9:52 am
      Subject: 1812 Recruiting Sergeant

      Morning Group,

      I'm a new recruiting sergeant for the Norfolk militia of Upper Canada
      Friday is my first attempt as a recruiting sergeant in Stoney Creek,

      And my first ever on education day to greet 1200 students, and I'm getting very nervous

      I need to know from you knowledgeable historians'

      recruiting sergeant salary in 1812
      new recruit salary
      How long is a man recruit before he becomes a soldier
      is the musket included, when he joins ?

      If any of you can answer me this I'll be well on my way

      thank you

      I remain, sir, your most obedient servant

      Recruiting Sergeant; Normand Paul

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